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Carol Nelson Shepherd - Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig


P: 215-567-8300

E: cshepherd@


Philadelphia, PA



Birth & Neonatal Injury
Medical Malpractice



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Pro hac vice admissions in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Pennsylvania
American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Legal Intelligencer, 2013

Woman of the Year
The Legal Intelligencer, 2012

Litigation Counsel of America, 2010

Woman of the Year
Women’s Resource Center, 2009

American College of Trial Lawyers, 2006

Justice Michael Musmanno Award
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2000

Milton D. Rosenberg Award
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1990

Civil Litigation Section Special Award
Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1996

Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Civil Plaintiff Category
National Trial Lawyers

Third Circuit Conference, 1987


Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
Former Settlement Master and Present Judge Pro Tem, 1993 – Present

Women’s Law Project
Board of Trustees, 1999 – Present

Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Board of Governors, 1985 – 1988, Officer positions, 1986 – 2002

Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member, President, 1997 – 1998, Board of Directors and Officer positions, 1982 – 2001

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, House of Delegates, 1987 – Present, Officer positions, 1986 – 2000

Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member, Board of Governors and Committee Officer positions, 1988 – 1999

Trial Advocacy Foundation of Pennsylvania
Statewide Seminar Committee, 1986 – 1995

Lawyers for Consumer Rights
Board of Directors and Officer, 1988 – 1991

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Member, President, 1987 – 1988, Board of Directors and Officer positions, 1979 – 1987

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Former Chair, Hearing Committee Member

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

American Bar Association
Member, Prior Vice-Chair – Law & Medicine Committee


Syracuse University College of Law


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Carol Nelson Shepherd has been representing individuals injured by medical malpractice. She represents clients in a variety of claims against medical providers, including:

  • obstetric and childbirth injuries

  • delayed diagnosis of cancer

  • improperly performed surgery

  • other types of substandard medical care

Among the many leadership positions she has held, Shepherd was the first women president of The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP). HAP helps with the legal needs of Philadelphia's homeless and shelters population. Shepherd frequently lectures and writes published articles on medical malpractice and trial preparation.